Posters

27 April 2010

Schweizer Reize

Schweizer Reize

Swiss travel books and posters at the National Library in Bern
An exhibition of historic Swiss travel books and posters at the Swiss National Library in Bern reminds viewers that tourism in the region is ‘old as the hills’ – and so is the printed matter that it generates, writes Jane Cheng.

23 April 2010

West End girls and boys

West End girls and boys

‘Pick Me Up’ puts graphic art and illustration on the London gallery map
‘The west shall shake the east awake … while ye have the night for morn …’ Marshall McLuhan was fond of quoting this poetic nugget from James Joyce’s puntastic Finnegans Wake.

16 April 2010

Cool for (copy) cats?

Cool for (copy) cats?

sally jeffery

Similarities: from plagiarisation and rip-offs … to homage and inspiration
This seemingly effortless poster by Abram Games, along with its ham-fisted imitator, is one of a riveting set of graphic design images assembled by Bob Caruthers, writes Sally Jeffery.

2 April 2010

Athens snapshots: G

Athens snapshots: G

athens snapshots, john ridpath

‘We live in a country that’s always striving to find its new identity’
Returning to Athens for another snapshot, we were happy to find a copy of Eye 74 sharing space with the studio’s own design work, writes John Ridpath.

23 March 2010

Eye 75, a typography special

Eye 75, a typography special

Lettering as illustration, calligraphy, type on the Web and much more
The latest issue of Eye has been printed and bound and is now on its way to subscribers and bookshops and magazine retailers around the world. We hope you enjoy it.

8 March 2010

Ms Understood in Whitechapel

Ms Understood in Whitechapel

sally jeffery

Eye looks back at 1970s campaign posters on International Women’s Day
These campaign posters may never have been widely seen, but they should be, writes Sally Jeffery. They are up on the walls again now for ‘Ms Understood’, an exhibition at the Women’s Library in Whitechapel, London now extended until 17 April.

26 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Florencia Young

Berlin snapshots: Florencia Young

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘Berlin is a magnet, attracting artists from around the world’
Continuing our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’, Argentinian-born designer Florencia Young talks to Eye about her move to the German capital.

19 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: Apfel Zet

Berlin snapshots: Apfel Zet

berlin snapshots, jan middendorp, john ridpath

‘We find new stimuli on our wanderings through the city’
Next up in our ‘Berlin snapshots’ series is Apfel Zet, a design studio who pride themselves in their ‘ornamented, eclectic, anti-modern approach’.

12 January 2010

Berlin snapshots: eBoy

Berlin snapshots: eBoy

berlin snapshots, john ridpath

‘I could work anywhere. But I love Berlin as a place, and still feel at home’
Pixel art/design studio eBoy are next up in our series of ‘Berlin snapshots’ - see Eye 74.

15 December 2009

The romance of chemicals

The romance of chemicals

hamish thompson

A portrait of Swiss designer Max Schmid, father of ‘Geigy style’, by New Zealand typographer Hamish Thompson
Zurich is a long way from my home in Wellington, New Zealand, so I missed out on the Geigy exhibition, ‘Good Design, Good Business’ held in the Zurich Museum of Design earlier this year, writes Hamish Thompson.
 
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